Ubuntu: Install Gnome

Why one should want to install Gnome in Ubuntu as it comes with this distribution by default? The answer is rather short: it works for Ubuntu server initially installed without X window manager. Here you go: sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop gdm When done you can run gnome desktop manager (gdm) and type your username and password to access Gnome Desktop and start using GUI applications: sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start If you […]

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Comparing Bash with... Windows command line shell...

You may already be known that Microsoft claims that Windows PowerShell (comes with its Vista by default) script language helps IT professionals achieve greater control and productivity and to accelerate the automation during system administration process. As a non-Windows but *nix systems administrator/engineer I was always interested if it is possible to access those functions and objects we can easily get in Bash (of course we are talking about each […]

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OpenLDAP + Samba Domain Controller on Debian or Ubuntu

Historically domain controllers (DCs) were Windows servers responding to security authentication requests (logging in, etc.) within the Windows Server domain. Today Samba project goes beyond emulating Windows shares and can be used as Primary Domain Controller in Windows network. To help people who are under installing/configuring Samba as a DC in their network I published here several links which helped me with this task. First of all, be ready for […]

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FAQ: How to install and configure MySQL cluster?

Question: Can you give me more information on how to set up MySQL cluster? Answer: Sure, below are the links to extremely informative Internet resources providing detailed guides on why and how to deploy MySQL cluster. By the way a cluster in IT field is a group of linked computers, working together so they form a single computing system. The components of a cluster are usually connected to each other […]

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Quick copy/paste MySQL Replication Manual

This quick manual tells how to set up database replication in MySQL. Basically it was written for 5.* MySQL versions but is also applicable for 3.23/4.0 ones (btw they are still in use, believe me). As you might already know, replication allows you to create a copy of certain MySQL database from a master server on another server (slave). What is the most important, all updates made to that database […]

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